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Poster: drspark61 Date: Jun 12, 2010 11:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Compression...

Longnstrange isn't talking about the type of compression that's used to make smaller audio files like MP3. He's talking about compression of the dynamic range. Same word, but two completely different concepts.

Dynamic compression is grossly overused these days, and music suffers from it. Material for FM broadcast always has a certain amount of compression applied to it, but now CDs (and many recently remastered versions of older CDs -- e.g., the lastest Rolling Stones remasters) are way overcompressed. Everything is equally LOUD.

That's the great thing about the live music found here: wide dynamic range.